Monday, March 2, 2015

Dr. Payne publishes article in Security Journal about charging property owners fees for excessive police calls for service to their property

Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, recently published an article in the advance online version of Security Journal.

"Reducing excessive police incidents: Do notices to owners work?" by Dr. Troy Payne. Security Journal advance online publication 16 February 2015; doi: 10.1057/sj.2015.2

This study examines the impact on the count of police incidents of a notice of potential future fees or fines to property owners in Anchorage, Alaska and Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was found that police incidents are reduced by 24–28 per cent after a notice of potential fines, with two-thirds of properties experiencing a decline in police incidents post-notice. The implications for policy and practice are discussed.

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